Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Weidenhamer
Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
419 , Kettering Science Center
419.289.5281 / jweiden@ashland.edu
Department of Chemistry, Geology and Physics , Environmental Science Program
  • Joined Ashland University in 1989 and teaches General Chemistry, courses in analytical chemistry and core science courses including Science as a Cultural Force and Lead and Civilization
  • Has mentored more than 50 undergraduate students in research projects
  • Research interests include the development of methods for analysis of plant root exudates in soil, and the contamination of consumer products with heavy metals such as lead and cadmium
  • Research in chemical ecology has been funded by the National Science Foundation
  • Research with students and colleagues on lead contamination of consumer products has resulted in at least 14 recalls by the Consumer Product Safety Commission involving more than 1.5 million children’s items, and has been cited in a congressional resolution seeking a ban on U.S. export of electronic waste

Education

  • The University of South Florida, Ph.D. in Biology, 1987
  • Louisiana State University, M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, 1991
  • The Ohio State University, M.S. in Agronomy, 1983
  • Ashland University, B.S. in Chemistry, 1979
david west
Dr. David West
Assistant Professor of History
117, Andrews Hall
419.289.5709 / dwest6@ashland.edu
Department of History & Political Science
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2018
  • Teaches courses in Latin and in the political thought, history, and literature of the Greek, Roman, and Medieval worlds
  • Research focuses on political philosophy and republicanism in Cicero and Livy
  • Has delivered papers on Cicero, Livy, Plutarch, and Vergil at the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies
  • Currently revising articles on the case for virtuous political involvement in a Ciceronian speech and the character of elites and the Roman people in Livy
  • Also preparing a book manuscript on Cicero's promotion of philosophically informed political engagement in his political philosophy

Education

  • Boston University, Ph.D. and M.A.
  • University of Dallas, M.A. and B.A.
Dr. Darren Wick, Professor
Dr. Darren Wick
Professor of Mathematics
216, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5795 / dwick@ashland.edu
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Joined Ashland University faculty in 2000 and serves as professor of Mathematics and has taught a wide variety of mathematics courses, most recently Discrete Mathematics, Analysis, History of Mathematics, and Elementary Statistics
  • Research interests include associative ring theory and algebra, representation of numbers, the history and foundations of mathematics, and open source software
  • Served as chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from 2007-14

 

Education

  • University of Oregon, Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • Utah State University, M.S. in Mathematics
  • Purdue University, B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Robert Wyllie
Dr. Robert Wyllie
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Director of Political Economy Program
120, Andrews Hall
419.289.5171 / rwyllie@ashland.edu
Department of History & Political Science
  • Joined the Ashland University faculty in 2020 and serves as director of the Political Economy program
  • Teaches courses in political economy, history, and political philosophy
  • Prior to coming to Ashland, he taught political economy at Holy Cross College in South Bend, IN
  • Has published articles in Constellations, Perspectives on Political Science, Polis, Res Philosophica, TELOS, and other scholarly journals.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., M.A.
  • University of Virginia, M.A., B.A.
Barbara Zingale
Barbara Zingale
Professional Instructor

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Department of Biology & Toxicology

Education

  • B.S., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.S.IT., Capella University

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